ARRIVAL BY AIR
Located just 4 km from the Tallinn City centre, the modern Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport provides excellent facilities and a wide variety of services to meet the demands of all its customers.
Information at the airport
Information service in Departure Hall is opened according to the flight schedule 2 hours before the first flight and closed after the last arriving flight.
Ph. +372 605 8888 Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport Website
Bus no. 2 leaves from the airport to the city centre and port approximately every 20 minutes, and operates from ~6:30 AM until midnight. The bus takes you straight across the street of the conference hotel to a stop called Tornimäe. The downtown bus stop “A.Laikmaa” is located on Laikmaa Street, between the Tallink Hotel and the large Viru Centre, attached to the Sokos Hotel Viru. You can check out the bus timetable HERE.
Tram no. 4 leaves from the airport every 20 minutes, and operates from ~6:30 AM until 23:30. Tram takes you around the corner from the conference hotel, to a stop called “Paberi”, where it’s a 4 minute walk to the hotel. The downtown tram stop is next, called “Hobujaama”, and it is located in front of Foorum Centre. Information on tram lines and stops can be found HERE.
Airport bus and tram stops are located at the city side of the passenger terminal. Single journey tickets can be bought from the driver and cost 2 €. The journey to the city centre takes approximately 15-17 minutes.
A Taxi stand is also just outside the departure hall. The fare from the airport to the city centre is about €5 to €10. Google Maps is handy helper when needed, UBER and Taxify are also available.
There are direct flights to Tallinn from: Amsterdam, Bremen, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Girona/Barcelona, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiew, Kuressaare, Kärdla, London, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Nice, Oslo, Riga, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, Trondheim, Warsaw, Vilnius.
The timetables and the airlines you can find here.
ARRIVAL BY SEA
The Tallinn-Helsinki sealine is one of the busiest international passenger routes in the world. Ferries cross the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day, covering the distance in roughly 2 to 3 hours. From late spring to late autumn, high-speed vessels also operate on the route, reducing travel time to just an hour and a half. Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours. Passenger terminals are located a short distance from the medieval Old Town.
Passenger information at the harbor: +372 631 8550
A-terminal serves Viking Line ferries, Eckerö Line ferries to Helsinki and St. Peter Line ferries to St. Petersburg
B-terminal serves Viking Line ferries, Eckerö Line ferries from Helsinki and St. Peter Line ferries from St. Petersburg
D-terminal serves Tallink ferries and high-speed vessels to/from Helsinki and Tallink ferries to/from Stockholm.
From the port to the city
Bus no. 2 departs from the port’s A-terminal to the city centre and airport approximately every 30 minutes from 7 am until midnight. The price from the bus is 2 € A taxi from the terminal to the city centre costs about €5 up to €10.
ARRIVAL BY ROAD
In Estonia, as in continental Europe, the traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road. Estonian law requires a valid insurance policy. During daylight hours, dipped headlights or daytime driving lights must be switched on. After dark, the main headlights must be switched on. The driver and the passengers must wear seatbelts at all times.
Speed limits are as follows, unless marked otherwise:
1. In residential areas, maximum speed limit 20 km/h
2. In urban areas, maximum speed limit 50 km/h
3. Outside urban areas, maximum speed limit 90 km/h, and in summer, some roads allow maximum speeds of 110 km/h.
International fuel stations are easy to find. The largest international chains operating in Estonia are Statoil and Neste.
Parking on streets in the city centre, downtown and Old Town must be paid for. The first 15 minutes of parking is free of charge, if the driver is using a parking clock or written notice fixing the starting time – placed visibly on the windscreen of the vehicle. The 15 minutes of free parking is valid only in chargeable parking areas in Tallinn it does not apply for off-street car parks! You can purchase a parking ticket from a street-side machine. In some areas, tickets are sold by parking guards. Guarded and indoor parking lots are also available.
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